Best Practices for Using Microsoft Outlook from a Sales Perspective

How to Create Composed Time Formula Field in the Outlook Sent Items Folder

Go to your Sent Items folder and open up the field chooser window by either clicking on the Field Chooser icon on your Advanced Outlook toolbar or right clicking on the column header row in the Sent Items view and selecting Field Chooser from the pop up menu (see screen prints below).

Field Chooser Icon

Select Field Chooser from Pop Up Menu

The Field Chooser window will now open. Click on the New button in the bottom left hand corner of the Field Chooser window and the New Field window will open.

New Field Window

In the New Field window, type “Compose Time” for the Name field, select “Formula” for the Type field and then enter “Diff(“n”,[Created],[Sent])” for the Formula field just as you see in the screen print below.

New Compose Time Field

Now click the OK button. The Field Chooser will now automatically show User-defined fields in folder in the drop down field at the top and you should see your new Compose Time field in the list box below. Select Compose Time from the Field Chooser window and then drag it to the Column Header bar in your Outlook Sent Items view and drop it before or after the Sent field.

Compose Time in Field Chooser

This post was written by MistyKhan and published on January 18, 2008 in the following categories: How-To's, Inbox. You can leave trackbacks on this post at this address. To follow the comments on this post subscribe to the RSS feed.


Very nice article thank you very much…

and thank you for your very nice comment! 😉 Misty


thankss super site..

Why thank you, Evden! Please come back and visit often! Misty


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